Course Critical Thinking
Test Exam 2
Instructions This exam consist of 25 multiple choice questions and covers the material in Chapters 6 through 10. There are five questions from each chapter.
• Question 1
While scientific explanations provide compelling evidence for claims and produce verifiable insights, they are also:
• Question 2
Statistics come from gathering and ________data.
• Question 3
An explanation is a statement that provides a _________ for why or how something became the way it is.
• Question 4
Many accepted explanations begin as:
• Question 5
A scientist is hired to do research for a tobacco company. Anyone reading the scientist’s conclusions should be aware that the scientist may be:
• Question 6
A reader analyzes the four categories of meaning in order to:
• Question 7
Which statement BEST describes the relationship between defining terms and clear thinking?
• Question 8
Which question is an example of a loaded question?
• Question 9
Using the term snail mail to describe postal mail is an example of:
• Question 10
A word that can be interpreted in different ways, because it has multiple meanings, is an example of:
• Question 11
Which theory is characterized by doing what is best for others instead of oneself?
• Question 12
What makes an argument an ethical argument?
• Question 13
Which of the following is the best example of an amoral claim?
• Question 14
Which is an inherent problem with moral relativism?
• Question 15
A fellow coworker takes someone else’s food from the community refrigerator and eats it. When confronted about the offense, the coworker stated that someone else took his food the previous month. This is an example of a(n) _______________.
• Question 16
A good practice when making a decision involves:
• Question 17
Which is a strategy to use to help generate multiple options to solve a problem?
• Question 18
Which of the following is a way to make bad decisions?
• Question 19
The least helpful question to ask yourself when evaluating top choices would be:
• Question 20
Acting impulsively and going with the first choice that comes to mind are similar in that ______________, but acting impulsively specifically _________________.
• Question 21
The two parts of an argument are _______ and _______.
• Question 22
An expert may not be considered a credible source if he or she has:
• Question 23
When the topic at hand is a complicated scientific issue, it is important to:
• Question 24
The straw man fallacy is a fallacy where the arguer:
• Question 25
The post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy is a fallacy in which the arguer:
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